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“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ letter to Foreign Secretary

Labour stands accused of “anti-Turkish bias” after a letter about Cyprus sent by Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, used offensive language and failed to incorporate Turkish Cypriot views. Hamilton, the Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament, and West, the Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas, incensed […]

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TRNC Transport Minister Ünal Üstel confirms foreign students from South Africa can fly to Ercan Airport

The Transport Ministry for the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) has stepped in to end confusion about whether international students can fly to Ercan Airport from countries with a major outbreak of mutant coronavirus. Foreign students from high risk countries, including South Africa, who are studying at TRNC universities are now explicitly included in […]

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Turkey in mourning after terror group PKK executes 13 Turkish citizens in Gara

Thirteen Turkish citizens held in captivity by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq were shot dead last week, the Turkish government announced on Sunday. The 13 included six soldiers, two police officers and intelligent officers who had been abducted from different parts of southeast Turkey by the PKK in separate incidents six years […]

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TIME Magazine and BTCA Arpalık documentary show it really was “death at high noon” for Cyprus in 1964

The international community and media and many Cypriots often wrongly claim that Cyprus was split in 1974, when in fact the division had occurred a decade earlier. This crucial detail is clear from reviewing historical archives and articles written by journalists present in Cyprus during or immediately after the outbreak of the Cyprus conflict on 21 […]

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American and Turkish authorities are still failing murdered journalist Halla Barakat, says friend Ertan Karpazli

On 21 September 2017, Halla Barakat, a 23-year-old American journalist, and her 62-year-old mother Orouba Barakat, a Syrian national, were murdered in their own home in Istanbul. Their throats had been cut and their bodies covered with blankets. Nine days later, Turkish police arrested a suspect – Ahmed Barakat – in Bursa and he was […]

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Tests show up to 80% of new Covid cases in North Cyprus are of UK variant

Turkish Cypriot Health Minister Dr Ali Pilli has confirmed the more contagious UK variant of coronavirus has arrived in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). “The UK variant of the COVID-19 virus was identified in 16 of the 20 samples sent by the Health Ministry to the Republic of Turkey for COVID-19 virus mutation […]